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Varied Mythology

Deutsche Grammophon's
Strauss opera compilation -
sampled by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... a hugely enjoyable set ...'

Richard Strauss: Complete Operas. © 2014 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

Despite Von Bülow, for me Strauss has always been Richard II; and how cleverly he plotted his operatic course. Devoted equally to Così fan tutte and Tristan, he managed to do justice to both composers in fifteen works where an easy fluency is matched by the ability to produce the great moment when required. These recordings range from 1964 to 2001, but there is no range in quality, even when the performances are live. Strauss has invariably been a delight to sing and play, as these discs abundantly make clear...

Copyright © 20 July 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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RICHARD STRAUSS: COMPLETE OPERAS

RICHARD STRAUSS

ELEKTRA

CAPRICCIO

INTERMEZZO

DER ROSENKAVALIER

SALOME

DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON

GERMANY

KURT MASUR

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